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Tensions rise on city issues


By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer

Tensions are likely to be running high on both sides of the podium Thursday night when the Perry City Council meets to consider a number of issues that have garnered broad public debate in the past weeks.

In addition to public hearings on the city’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the agenda also includes a proposal to close a portion of Washington Street as well as an ordinance granting the council the ability to utilize a special magistrate to hear code enforcement infractions.

PHOTO: City Attorney Ray Curtis, right, questions Code Enforcement Officer Bobby Counce during Monday’s meeting of the Code Enforcement Board. The City Council is considering a move to dissolve the board and replace members with a special magistrate to review cases.

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